active investors, institutional investors

7 October, 2019

Active investors bring about better governance, academics confirm

Active investors are piling the pressure on boards and companies to change their ways or improve their governance, but the effects of all that engagement are notoriously difficult to measure. With the...
people, crowd, workers, employees

3 October, 2019

FRC citizens’ juries reveal public views on corporate governance

Commentators often make great claims for what the public thinks about complex issues like audit, corporate reporting and governance. But rarely are the public’s thought processes put to the test—u...
10 Downing Street

10 September, 2019

Governance on the political agenda as general election looms

An election before Christmas is almost certain. Brexit will undoubtedly dominate the campaigning and the policy agenda, but there is a chance other policy topics will make an appearance, at least in p...
Jamie Dimon

20 August, 2019

US business leaders pledge to ‘redefine corporate purpose’

It’s been a long running debate in recent years but now a group of heavyweight business leaders in the US have chosen a side. Business Roundtable, a body whose members include Julie Sweet, chief exe...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
Sir Angus Deaton

15 May, 2019

Governance and executive pay at heart of IFS Deaton inequalities review

The launch of a review exploring social inequalities in the UK has raised the issue of "weak governance" and executive pay deals that may be contributing to "deepening social and economic divides". ...
Extinction Rebellion, climate change

14 May, 2019

European companies embrace climate governance

The Extinction Rebellion protests in London have thrown a spotlight on climate change. The demonstration at the London Stock Exchange, in which campaigners glued themselves to the building, served as ...
city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

3 May, 2019

The outlook for governance in 2019

This could be a significant year in the development of governance. Among the big topics in 2019, boards need to get to grips with cybersecurity, manage the changing nature of engagement and come to te...
Theresa May, prime minister

1 May, 2019

Theresa May’s worker representation proposal fails to gain support

Theresa May came to power in 2016 declaring a host of radical...